A loan of $250 helped to purchase tools for the maintenance of the motorcycle.

Grace's story

Grace N. is from the village of Eastern Wao, Lanao del Sur. She is 27 years old. Grace is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, she owns and operates a business providing motorcycle or habal-habal services to local community members, with her husband as the driver. She has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately $163 a month for these activities.

In 2008, Grace joined HSPFI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from HSPFI. This previous loan was used to purchase materials needed to provide service.

Grace is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase tools for the maintenance of the motorcycle. This will be her 5th loan from HSPFI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve her business.

About HSPFI:

HSPFI is one of the accredited partners of Opportunity International in the Philippines. It is based in Cagayan de Oro City and is reaching out to the poor households of Northern Mindanao.

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